There was an extreme presence in everything that surrounded me, except it had only imperceptible movement, the invisible growth of trees, of bamboos growing under the earth, the quiet trace of a dragonfly in the air.
Eating well in Brussels isn't known for being cheap but counting on Belgian beer binges for your caloric needs isn't going to cut it on an empty stomach. Luckily, you don't have to be sitting in a an art nouveau palace to try some traditional Brussels treats.
New York City doesn't lack for good food, but I've yet to find satisfying Singapore hawker (street food) fare. On a recent trip back, I ate my way through all my favorite local places. Here's a smattering of (just about) everything I miss.
Quick, cheap and chock full of flavor, street food gives hungry passers-by a lot to love. From award-winning food stalls to gourmet food trucks to noodle shops, it's easy to see how street food has staked its claim on cities across the globe.
Budget travelers fear not. In a country where a brand new 2012 Toyota Camry costs $146,000, and million-dollar Ferraris and Lamborghinis are driven on the roads daily, there are plenty of alternatives that won't send your checking account into cardiac arrest.